Brodeur hits milestone

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NEWARK, N.J. --- Martin Brodeur earned his 100th NHL regular-season shutout with a 27-save effort, and the New Jersey Devils extended their lead in the Atlantic Division with a 3-0 victory over the second-place Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

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New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur (back left) celebrates with teammates Colin White (right) and John Madden after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 in Newark, N.J. It was Brodeur's 100th regular-season shutout and his 547th career victory.  Associated Press
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New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur (back left) celebrates with teammates Colin White (right) and John Madden after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 in Newark, N.J. It was Brodeur's 100th regular-season shutout and his 547th career victory.

The shutout was the second in three games since Brodeur returned Thursday from elbow surgery, and this one moved him within three of tying Terry Sawchuk's mark of 103. It was also Brodeur's 547th career victory, four shy of Patrick Roy's league record.

Brodeur has four shutouts in 13 games this season.

Jamie Langenbrunner, Brian Gionta and Johnny Oduya scored as the Devils won for the eighth time in 10 games to open a nine-point lead in the division.

The loss was the fourth in 11 games (7-3-1) for the Flyers.

PANTHERS 6, CAPITALS 2

In Washington, Stephen Weiss, Bryan McCabe and Jay Bouwmeester scored power-play goals in the first period, and Florida held Washington's Alex Ovechkin without a point until the final minute.

McCabe finished with three assists, and Weiss had two. Florida's other goals were scored by rookie Michael Frolik, Richard Zednik and Jassen Cullimore.

The Southeast Division-leading Capitals heard boos in their own building and pulled starting goalie Jose Theodore after falling behind by three goals in the opening period.

Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 46th goal with less than 30 seconds left, and Alexander Semin added a power-play tally for Washington.

PENGUINS 4, STARS 1

In Dallas, NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves, and Pittsburgh won its third in a row without injured captain Sidney Crosby.

Malkin had the primary assist on goals by Jordan Staal and Kris Letang and struck on the power play in the second period. He has 92 points in 64 games.

Miroslav Satan also scored for Pittsburgh, 5-1-1 in its past seven and 2-0 on its five-game road trip. The Penguins jumped over Buffalo and Carolina into eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Stars lost their season-high fifth in a row, finishing a 1-5 homestand.

BLACKHAWKS 4, KINGS 2

In Chicago, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Dustin Byfuglien scored in the first period, and Antti Niemi made 22 saves in his first NHL start to give Chicago a win over Los Angeles.

Dave Bolland added a power-play goal with 43 seconds left in the third as the Blackhawks snapped an 0-2-1 skid and defeated the Kings for the first time in three games this season.

The Blackhawks have not gone more than three games without a win this season.

Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar scored and added an assist on Jack Johnson's goal in the third consecutive loss for the Kings.

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